under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The President's Address to the People of Kazakhstan
Growing welfare of kazakh citizens: increase in income and quality of life
Well-being of the population and accession of Kazakhstan to the list
of 30 developed countries are the long-term goals of our independent state.
On April 26, 2018, an international round table was held in Astana to discuss the membership and Kazakhstan’s chairmanship in the UN Security Council and new peacekeeping initiatives of Kazakhstan orgonised by the "Association of Political Studies" and attended by the Government officials of Kazakhstan, deputies of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, prominent experts of Kazakhstan and foreign research centers, the representatives of non-governmental organizations.
The KazISS Director Zarema Shaukenova and the Deputy Director Sanat Kushkumbayev took part in the event.
Zarema Shaukenova outlined new dynamics of regional cooperation in Central Asia, the qualitative changes in the relations demonstrated by the Astana Summit on March 15, 2018 that, for the first time in 13 years , gathered the leaders of all Central Asian countries. The perspective is multiplatude of geo-economic projects that would provide opportunities for better articulation of the national positions and fading the common take during their engagement with the other countries.
Sanat Kushkumbayev emphasized that Central Asia has rarely been in the focus of the UN Security Council as the region remains relatively stable. That is why addressing security issues in the context of regional development, building a sustainable system of interrelations for economic prosperity should help mitigate existing risks and threats.
The discussion covered the proactive position of Kazakhstan to promote the ideas inextricable security and sustainable development, both are on the agenda of the UN Security Council and at bodies. The experts noted intensification of the regional cooperation in Central Asia and the shift from bilateral to multilateral approaches that has been beneficial in terms of stability and security in the region as well as stimulating socio-economic development of all the Central Asian countries.